This training is aimed at all governors of academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTC's).
Whilst based on the good practices principles of the HCC Model Procedures for Dealing with School-Based Complaints, the concept of Governors' roles and responsibilities remains the same, although other model policies may differ in terms of the number of stages within a procedure.
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This course is strongly recommended for all governors and essential for the Designated Child Protection governor(s), the chair and the vice chair and it is highly recommended for all Govs as is refreshing every 4 yrs.
This cannot be arranged as an In House session due to the demand for this training.
This full day course is for new governors for schools, academies and MAT's. This course is very important for all new governors so that they can be as effective as possible in helping the governing board in its role to secure school improvement. Delegates benefit from the opportunity to network with new governors from other schools and academies.
We recommend that all new governors attend the ‘Induction for governors’ course within the first 3 months of being appointed. In particular new governors derive maximum benefit if they book onto a course which takes place after they have attended at least one governing board meeting.
The three key roles of the governing board that will be covered during the course are:
1. vision and strategic
2. holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school
3. Financial management and best value
Delegates will also receive an insight into how to get to know your school and taking part in effective meetings. The course will use a variety of teaching strategies including group discussion, case studies and tutor input.
Governors that buy into a HfL MAT packagewill be charged £100 for their attendance.
This nationally accredited full day ‘Safer recruitment’ training is suitable for governors and staff of schools/academies involved in the recruitment process. This course is applicable for those who have had no previous training - if you have attended ‘Safer recruitment’ training within the past 5 years’ there is a separate refresher course for those who wish to refresh their accreditation. (Please check if you are unsure Context The principles and actions for safer recruitment derive from the Bichard Inquiry which was formed following the tragic events of the 'Soham case' (2004). The Inquiry's Report highlighted flaws and shortcomings in the recruitment process that allowed Ian Huntley to be employed as a caretaker at Soham Community School. The Bichard Inquiry recommended that all governing boards have members who have been safer recruitment trained and that appointment panels for school leadership posts include at least one governor who has been safer recruitment trained. This course is based on the Safer Recruitment Consortium national programme.
Please note that attendance to the whole day is required in order to achieve accreditation.
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This course is aimed at clerks to governing boards who wish to know more about their role with regards to permanent exclusion hearings. This one off session will give you an in-depth understanding of the process.
In most cases, permanent exclusion will be the last resort after a range of measures have been tried to improve the pupil's behaviour.
The role of the clerk leading up to, during and following the hearing is important, and will be covered in this session.
This course is aimed at potential and new clerks. Lunch is provided on the day so please let us know of any allergies/special dietary requirements.
This course will include the following:
• the role and duties of the Clerk to the Governors
• the role and work of the governing body
• producing minutes
• work of committees
• case studies - dealing with problems
Join us for this exciting FREE event hosted by Herts for Learning’s ICT Services team. HfL and their partners will be showcasing the latest technology specifically designed for use within the classroom. This event will enable you to see a wide range of innovative resources all under one roof as well as hear from schools where these technologies have made a real impact. On top of the plethora of exhibitors we will we running lite-bite sessions throughout the day designed to update and provide CPD across a wide range of ICT and computing topics.
This event will comprise of an open exhibition with a number of workshop sessions taking place in the morning and afternoon. Full details will be released over the coming months. The event is designed for all phases and relevant to SLT, subject leaders, teachers and governors.
This briefing is recommended for Chairs, Vice Chairs and Chairs of Committees and will cover a large number of important topics and will include an update from Human Resources, Finance, HCC and Governance.
There will be an update on Pupil Premium from Felicity Evans and a slot on HT Mental Health amongst the topics covered.
Up to 2 governors per school can attend (including the Headteacher if they are a governor).